«Increased levels of knowledge in areas that might be decisive in keeping ahead of market developments, standards and consumption patterns
- underlines Gabriele Frignani - have been a pivotal part of the DREAM project, as have the opportunities that stem from working with international and multidisciplinary teams at the very highest level». Without support from Europe, these research activities would have been beyond the reach of the single companies «but the market demands continuous innovation in real time».
Of course – points out Frignani – even the virtual model has its limits. For example «it cannot predict any defects in material following a variation of process parameters, but it can nevertheless indicate the best thermo-dynamic conditions». This is why «industrial tests
carried out inside the factory remain necessary in order to apply the virtual model to a real kiln which is already up and running
In short, SACMI Forni takes an approach that seeks to generate added value. As well as incorporating some of the innovations developed during the DREAM project into its new product range, SACMI Forni works alongside customers daily
to perform in-field testing of this new approach to kiln engineering/control and so improve sustainability, competitiveness and efficiency.
Find more information also on the European Commission website
(General Directorate for Research and Innovation)